Ricky Gervais to host 69th Golden Globes

Nov 16, 2011 by Ian Evans

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais, pictured here at the Ghost Town press conference at the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival. will be hosting the Golden Globes for a third time. ©2008 DigitalHit.com. All rights reserved. Photographer:Christine Lambert

NBC wanted him back for a while — ratings dontcha know — but the Hollywood Foreign Press Association finally warmed to the idea of having Ricky Gervais host the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards On January 15th.

Ricky, whose no-holds-barred, take-no-prisoners comedy ruffled a few A-list celebrity feathers earlier this year, signed on to host after meeting with HFPA President Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly in Paris.